Launched in 2019, Puff Bars are more like the new kid on the block. With the rise in the use of disposable vaping devices, Puff Bars—a disposable electronic cigarette designed to mimic the well-known JUUL brand—is gaining increased recognition among vapers.
Here’s everything you need to know about the infamous Puff Bars, from the inception to their delightful flavors, the components, and the benefits of these e-cigarettes.
What Are Puff Bars?
Puff Bar is a disposable electronic cigarette brand run by Nick Minas and Patrick Beltran and designed in the USA. Generally known as vapes, these lightweight, pen-shaped devices feature a cartridge pre-filled with e-juice. They’re designed to be discarded once the battery is depleted or the e-juice is used up.
Due to their portable size, low price, and delightful flavors, Puff Bars have been widely accepted, and it’s one of the top vaping devices on the market. One top selling point of these vapes is that you don’t have to worry about maintenance, refilling, or recharging.
Puff Bars were primarily designed for those trying to quit smoking and not for teenagers or people who haven’t smoked a conventional cigarette before. Sadly, this hasn’t been the case; reports show that Puff Bars and other e-cigarettes are being used mainly by teenagers and equally by adults.
Do puff bars have nicotine?
The FDA Regulation of Vapes and How It Affected Puff Bars
On February 6, 2020, there was an FDA regulation against flavored electronic cigarettes due to their high intake among teens. This regulation was mainly directed towards JUUL, a refillable electronic cigarette brand, and led to a decline in JUULpods in the market. On the bright side, this indirectly paved the way for Puff Bars in the USA.
Puff Bars took advantage of a loophole in the FDA regulation and made its e-cigarette disposable instead of a refillable cartridge. In July 2020, the FDA banned the sales of Puff Bars in the US. However, in February 2021, Puff Bars appeared on the market again, switching to synthetic nicotine and, finally, non-nicotine vapes.
How to Use Puff Bars
Designed for immediate use, all Puff Bars are pre-filled and pre-charged. You just have to take out the USB- or pen-like structure from the pack and draw on the mouthpiece like a cigarette. After a few tries of drawing on the stick, the battery will warm up the e-juice, producing vapor in the process.
Types of Puff Bars
Outlined below are the two zero nicotine-containing variants of Puff Bars and their respective features.
1. The Puff Plus Zero
- Puff Count: 1,000
- Price: $12
- E-juice Volume: 3.5 mL (0.12 fl oz)
- Battery Capacity: 550 mAh
- Nicotine Content: 0%
- Flavors: Available in 10 different flavors
- Rechargeability: Not rechargeable
2. The Puff Ultra Zero
- Puff Count: 8000
- Price: $24
- E-juice volume: 14 mL (0.47 fl oz)
- Battery Capacity: 550 mAh
- Nicotine Content: 0%
- Flavors: Available in 10 different flavors
- Rechargeability: USB-C Rechargeable
The Different Puff Bar Flavors
The two Puff Bar variants have distinct flavors in each case, with prices being uniform on both ends. That said, here’s an outline of the different flavors of both Puff Bar types:
Puff Plus Zero Flavors
- ZERO Aloe Mango Berry
- ZERO Banana Ice
- ZERO Blueberry Ice
- ZERO Cool Mint
- ZERO Grape Ice
- ZERO Lemon Razz
- ZERO Mango Peach Watermelon
- ZERO Mystery
- ZERO Sour Apple
- ZERO Straw Watermelon
Puff Ultra Zero Flavors
- ZERO Aloe Grape
- ZERO Apple Cucumber Mint
- ZERO Banana Mint
- ZERO Blue Razz Pomegranate
- ZERO Glacier Ice
- ZERO Mango Pineapple Ice
- ZERO Melon Kiwi
- ZERO Raspberry Melon
- ZERO Strawberry Lush
- ZERO Watermelon Slush
Components of the Puff Bars
Puff Bars are made with assembled components, each contributing to the overall function of the Puff Bars, as we’ll see below.
The atomizer comprises a metallic coil that gets heated up by the battery. This, in turn, heats up and transforms the e-juice into an aerosol vapor.
The wick is an organic cotton wound around the atomizer. It facilitates the transfer of the e-juice from the pod to the atomizer.
The difference between Puff Bars and conventional cigarette lies in the components of the e-juice.
Notably, Puff Bars’ e-juice is devoid of tar and carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) seen in traditional cigarettes. However, this doesn’t make Puff Bars or other e-cigarettes 100% safe for the body.
The four main components in the e-juice of Puff Bars are:
- a. Propylene Glycol
Accounting for about 80–92% of the e-juice, this helps produce the vapor or smoke-like effect when the e-cigarette is inhaled. It also acts as a carrier for the transfer of nicotine (if included) and flavors. However, note that propylene glycol can cause vomiting, lightheadedness, and fainting in some cases.
- b. Nicotine**
Note: This isn’t included in the e-juice content of the two current Puff Bar types.
Formerly, Puff Bars had two varieties of nicotine: the 2% nicotine and the 5% nicotine. However, they were all discontinued following FDA regulations, with the recently released Puff Bars Zero containing zero nicotine. Nicotine has a high range of damaging effects and is a highly addictive substance.
- c. Vegetable Glycerine
Vegetable glycerin is odorless with a slightly sugary taste. It combines with propylene glycol to produce the vapor effect. However, note that vegetable glycerin may lead to lung inflammation in some.
- d. Flavors
All Puff Bars come in a distinct flavor, and there are currently twenty of them. The extracts only add flavor with no additional effect or purpose in the vape.
The Puff Bars Plus Zero and Ultra Zero both have a battery capacity of 550 mAh, with the Puff Ultra Zero being the only rechargeable variant. The battery powers up with the atomizer, heating it up in the process.
This is the exit of the vapor and where the vaper draws and inhales the vapor from.
Puff Bars don’t have buttons to initiate the heating process. Instead, with a few puffs, the battery activates, then transmits electricity to the atomizer, heating it up.
Afterward, the wick draws the e-juice from its pod to the atomizer, where the heated atomizer turns the e-juice into vapor. The vapor then exits through the mouthpiece.
The Benefits of Puff Bars
Puf Burs were made as a substitute for conventional cigarettes. However, this hasn’t exactly been working out since it’s more common among teens who haven’t tried a conventional cigarette or don’t like the odor.
Regardless, these disposable vapes do shine in several other aspects, as we’ll observe below:
- They’re very portable and easy to move around.
- They’re very discreet and can’t easily be recognized.
- They’re draw-activated, therefore, safer. Unlike e-cigarettes with a button to activate, which could mistakenly be activated during transport or movement, Puff Bars need to be activated through the mouthpiece by a sucking action.
- No maintenance is needed for Pufff Bars, such as messy refills and unnecessary coil changes. However, while the Plus Zero is designed to be disposed of after use or when the battery is depleted, the Ultra Zero does feature a USB-C charging port. Each Puff Bar comes fully charged and filled in the exact volume of e-juice you need.
- They’re cheap. While the Pufff Bars Plus Zero goes for $12 and comes with 1,000 puffs, the Puff Bars Ultra Zero—packing 8,000 puffs—sells for $24.
- With the new Puff Zero, people can easily wean off their nicotine addiction by replicating the feeling of smoking a cigarette.
- Puff Bars are 95% safe than conventional cigarettes but not 100% safe — vape with caution.
- Puff Bars are available in various delicious flavors.
- They’re ready to use; just remove them from the pack and start vaping.
The Difference Between Puff Bars and JUULpods
Here are the two major distinctions between the two leading e-cigarette brands:
- JUULpods is among the first famous e-cigarette brand with a refillable pod, while Puff Bars are disposable.
- JUULpods batteries are all rechargeable, while Puff Ultra Zero is the only variant with rechargeable batteries.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I refill my Puff Bars?
Both variants of the Puff Bars are not refillable; they’re intended for one-time use.
What is the legal age to purchase Puff Bars?
In 2019, the legal age to purchase any tobacco products, including Puff Bars, has been increased from 18 to 21 years in the United States.
What countries do Puff Bars ship to?
Puff Bars ship to all 50 states in the US, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands, Army Post Office, and Fleet Post Office addresses.
Where can I get a Puff Bar?
You can get a Puff Bar from the official website or a trusted retailer.
Do Puff Bars cause lung cancer?
Puff Bar products can expose you to dangerous chemicals such as glycidol, which the State of California has studied to cause cancer. Learn more about cancer-causing substances here.
How do I verify the authenticity of my Puff Bar?
You can verify the authenticity of your Puff Bar on the official Puff Bar website simply by scanning the PUFF DNA sticker here.
Do Puff Bars contain nicotine?
Currently, the two available Puff Bar variants—Plus Zero and Ultra Zero—have zero nicotine content.
The beauty of Puff Bars lies in their no complicated and easy-to-use design. You just need to open, puff, and vape away! We hope this guide has addressed any inquiries you might have had about these vaping devices.